MFA Press Statement: Introductory Visit to Singapore by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship of the Republic of Costa Rica His Excellency Manuel Gonzalez Sanz, 9 to 12 March 2016

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship of the Republic of Costa Rica His Excellency Manuel Gonzalez Sanz is on an introductory visit to Singapore from 9 to 12 March 2016.

Minister Gonzalez was hosted to dinner by Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan. Both sides reaffirmed the warm and growing relations between Singapore and Costa Rica, and exchanged views on ways to deepen and broaden bilateral cooperation. They also discussed regional and international developments, including environmental cooperation and climate change.

Minister Gonzalez and Minister Balakrishnan also signed the Costa Rica-Singapore Open Skies Agreement, which provides the framework for greater connectivity, and business and people-to-people exchanges, between both countries.

Minister Gonzalez also called on Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade) Lim Hng Kiang this afternoon. Minister Gonzalez will depart Singapore on 12 March 2016.

Source: MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS